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chalcopyrite Explained

chalcopyrite at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Most common copper mineral, a copper and iron sulfide (CuFeS2), and a very important copper ore. It typically occurs in ore veins deposited at medium and high temperatures, as in parts of Spain, Japan, Montana, and Missouri. Chalcopyrite is a member of a group of sulfide minerals, and it crystallizes in the tetragonal crystal system. Its atomic structure is related to that of sphalerite.

Chalcopyrite at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Chalcopyrite \Chal`co*pyr"ite\, n. [Gr. chalko`s brass + E.
pyrite. So named from its color.] (Min.)
Copper pyrites, or yellow copper ore; a common ore of copper,
containing copper, iron, and sulphur. It occurs massive and
in tetragonal crystals of a bright brass yellow color.

chalcopyrite at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

chalcopyrite
n : a yellow copper ore (CuFeS2) made up of copper-iron sulfide
[syn: {copper pyrites}]

chalcopyrite at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
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Etymology

Inter: rfe » lang=en|Isn't it just chalco- + pyrite?
From the Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » χαλκός|tr=khalkos||copper|lang=grc, and Inter: term » pyrite. Named by Johann Friedrich Henckel 1725.James D. Dana: Danas System of Mineralogy. Volume I'', seventh edition, revised by Charles Palache, Harry Berman, and Clifford Frondel. John Wiley & Sons, 1944

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: minera » l A yellow mineral that is a mixed sulfide of copper and iron, with the chemical formula CuFeS2.

    Synonyms

    * copper pyrites

    Translations

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    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|calcopirita|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|halkopirit

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

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